Farrah Fawcett’s Iconic Red Bathing Suit Poster Is Becoming A Barbie
Combining two of the most iconic things in pop culture, Farrah Fawcett‘s red bathing suit poster is being made into a Barbie doll.
This is not the first Farrah Barbie to hit shelves. A white jumpsuit-clad doll was sold in 1977 as tribute to her Charlie’s Angels character.
Profits from the Farrah Barbie, which retails for $34.95 at stores like Kmart and Walmart, will go towards the star’s non-profit cancer research organization, The Farrah Fawcett Foundation. The actress died two years ago after years of battling the disease.
Fawcett’s longtime friend Alana Stewart told Fox News, “Her aim was really to help in cutting-edge research and to help people that are actually struggling with cancer now, so that’s really the mission of the foundation. It’s really wonderful for her memory and for her legacy and for her fans.”
Stewart added that the doll’s red bathing suit was even more meaningful because one of Farrah’s last wishes was to have the rights to her poster — which sold over 10 million copies — back. “For a long time, Farrah didn’t have rights to her poster. That went through litigation for years. Just before she passed away, she got the rights to the poster back, and it was something that she really fought for. She got it back and she was really happy about that.”
The iconic beauty and her Barbie, below.